The Summer months in Colorado's Crystal River Valley bring out blankets of wildflowers, fairy slippers, orchids, pink elephants, skyrockets. columbines (Colorado's State Flower), coneflowers, sunflowers, daisies, giant larkspur and so much more. Lead King Basin is a wonderful spot to enjoy wildflowers. Typically, mid July to mid August is the peak of the wildflower season. Please do not pick the wildflowers. Wildflowers spread their seeds through their blossoms, and it is against the law to pick wildflowers on U.S. Forest Service land.